David McConnell, Lay Member (Primary Care)

David McConnell was appointed Lay Member for WECCG and Chair of the PCCC in January 2018. He has 15 years experience in leading charities in the field of Learning Disability, either as Chair of Trustees or CEO. He is currently Chair of Accuro (Care Services) which provides fun and safe projects for people with learning difficulties to do in west Essex and respite for their families.

Prior to that David had a career in the City of London where he undertook a number of roles in the asset management industry relating to fund distribution, managing fund distribution teams and ultimately running a fund distribution division for a major Swiss Insurer in Zurich.

His son, Freddie, who has Down's Syndrome and is now 18, was born in Zurich. David is married to Jane, who is a Judge in the field of Special Educational Needs. They have lived in Uttlesford for 20 years.